Life on Campus
A Community of Learning
At DRBU, students gain many opportunities to engage in hands-on learning through student activities, volunteering, and service scholarships. They develop leadership and teamwork skills as well as an appreciation for the personal, social, and natural world that are invaluable aspects of a DRBU education. Merely taking part in such a community can itself be one of the most beneficial and inspiring experiences among all the opportunities at DRBU.
Our University’s community of faculty, staff, and students embraces a diverse international culture. This range of backgrounds is as diverse as the views presented in our academic programs. It stimulates self-reflection, encourages deeper investigation, and challenges us to integrate perspectives and arrive at new understandings. While we are diverse in our roles and cultural backgrounds, our shared aspiration to foster basic goodness and inherent wisdom unites us as a community. In this endeavor we are all learners and we are all teachers.
As we investigate the ideas and ideals of the world’s classics traditions, we mutually support each other not just in our studies, but in our efforts to embody these ideals outside the classroom. This investigation is based on a sense of personal responsibility and consideration for our communities and the world—a consideration that is fundamentally ethical. It creates a sense of harmony within our diverse community and also creates deeper opportunities for learning— for understanding ourselves as well as our social environments—that are essential elements of DRBU’s academic programs. This shared investigation in turn infuses community life with a quality of genuine questioning that permeates student activities, inspires our philosophy of service, and provides the basis for our code of conduct.
As part of its mission to promote understanding of our personal, social, and natural worlds, DRBU welcomes students to participate and improve upon CTTB’s environmentally sustainable practices. CTTB’s commitment to environmental sustainability is evidenced by campuswide efforts to reduce waste through a simple lifestyle, the recycling program, Campus Food Services’ integration with CTTB’s organic farm, and our custom of not wasting food that we take in the dining hall. Waste on campus is divided into trash, recycling, and compost so that as much of our waste as possible is returned to the environment in a responsible way.